Across Greater Manchester people will have the opportunity to vote for local council candidates on Thursday 3rd May.
Come get clued up on taking action for a positive environment, listen to thought-provoking speakers, meet and swap stories with inspiring fellow campaigners and recharge in the beautiful countryside.
In May 2017, the people of Greater Manchester elected Andy Burnham as GM Mayor. In his manifesto, he committed to a new, accelerated ambition for Greater Manchester on the green economy and carbon neutrality, building on the leadership of the … Continue reading
Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell is one of the world’s biggest drivers of climate change, leaving a trail of devastation, from Nigeria to the Netherlands.
Tell Michael Gove you want farm support to deliver healthier foods, as well as environmentally friendly farming, fair trading practices and high animal welfare. 2018 is a truly momentous time for the future of British farming. Farming is about producing … Continue reading
Too many Easter eggs still come wrapped up in excessive plastic packaging. Much of this harmful plastic ends up polluting our environment and threatening our wildlife. But it shouldn’t be up to us to search out the plastic-free alternatives.
The Plastic-Free Takeaways campaign team held their first stall at the Levenshulme market on Saturday the 24th of March. Ali, Lucie, Mirjam and Sébastien all arrived around 10am under a nice sunshine and Ian was an unexpected but appreciated addition … Continue reading
Saturday the 17th February saw several Manchester FOE members head north to Preston and the annual Friends of the Earth NW gathering. Each year the event is hosted in a different town – and with the promise of a delicious … Continue reading
We held the October Waste campaign meeting this Wednesday during which we discussed our findings about Manchester take-away businesses and planned future actions. To recap, our campaign focuses on single-use items in local take-aways. The aim is to influence businesses … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth responds to news that the government could ban plastic straws and cotton buds in England
Still debating dirty coal in 2018 is a distraction
With Brexit under a year away, a new report shows that our environment won’t fare well under the current deals on the table. Waterways are at very high risk from ‘zombification’, birds and natural habitats could fare especially badly, and … Continue reading
In the run-up to the Mayor’s Green Summit on 21st March 2018, we sent the following letter by email to the ten Greater Manchester council leaders. We will publish their responses when we receive them.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham launched a ‘Congestion Conversation’ in which he would like to hear about ‘how congestion is impacting people’s lives’ and canvas ideas for reducing it. Manchester Friends of the Earth encouraged people to response to the … Continue reading
Manchester Friends of the Earth have submitted consultation responses to both the Stockport Local Plan and SEMMMS (South East Manchester Multi-Modal Strategy) Refresh consultations.